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Icicle Icicle (With Orton Effect)

Icicles that has formed down by the lake. We have had temperatures below freezing a few days now but the lake is not frozen yet so the moisture from it condenses on nearby branches forming these lovely icicles.

 

Location: Hälleboda near Kallhäll in Järfälla, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

The orton effect is done by combining a normal picture with a second picture taken out of focus of the same scene. The effect creates a kind of "glow" around contrasts in the picture and can sometimes be very effectful.

 

Here is a tutorial for creating orton effect using the free software GIMP,

  

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Taken on December 25, 2008